Purchased a month ago thinking I could use it as a bridge for external hard drives via usb out to my current dac. I would have to remove the DAC portion in order to do this and it really defeats the purpose of this product. It is an incredible DAC that measures as good or better than the best out there-
My preamp only has one analog input however, and that's on turntable duty so I'm sticking with a laptop to feed my existing dac. It's cool looking, but I don't really have a use for it as such. Screwed around too long to return it. These are selling out everywhere and the price has risen accordingly if you can find one. The Audio Nirvana power supply is also sold out at the moment, but I think it was $60 by itself-https://chicagodist.com/products/allo-nirvana-smps . It has a grounding lug and a grounding lift so there is nothing in the way of you achieving the fantastically low noise floor this DAC is capable of. Would make integrating into a vintage system much, much more foolproof. Asking $175 shipped PP FF or +3% to CONUS OBO- which is less than the DAC retails for alone now. The unit is new and as described here - https://tinyurl.com/4xnevypy Comes with original packaging (it's just a cardboard box for each, don't get too excited. Documentation is all online.)- and is in like new condition. Unit also comes with a remote. I can send pics if you like.